- Suggested retail price: $369
- This Thursday at 6:30 p.m., we're pouring a one-ounce pour for $11
Glen Scotia Distillery was built in 1832, and has been operating for approximately one hundred and eighty years. Situated in Campbeltown (the Victorian Whisky Capital of the World) the distillery has a formidable pedigree. Campbeltown is a small town on the Kintyre peninsula on the west coast of Scotland, affectionately known as the “Wee Toon”, and, remarkably for a town of its size, still has 3 operating distilleries; Glen Scotia, Springbank, Glengyle. These distilleries give great insight in to the history of making whisky in this remote, once-prolific, whisky making region of Scotland.
Glen Scotia, or Scotia as it was first known, was started in 1832 by Stewart & Galbraith, and Co and was to run for almost 60 years in the original licensee's hands. The notable Campbeltown industrialist Duncan Mac Callum purchased Glen Scotia in 1891, and he constructed the large frontage and malting floors which run horizontal to High Street. The start of the new century was a period of upheaval for the whisky industry in Campbeltown and all of Scotland. The First World War, prohibition and over production all conspired to weaken demand. Glen Scotia Distillery was sold out of Campbeltown hands, after World War One to a Glasgow blending house. It now routinely produces several bottlings of various ages and levels of peat smokiness. Glen Scotia currently operates with a staff of just three employees making it one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland.
This particular bottle is a merchant whisky, distilled in 1992, selected and bottled by Silvio Samaroli and aged in fresh-fill sherry casks. Whisky from 1992 has a special place in our hearts. This whisky was distilled the year we opened the restaurant.
Next week in The Spirits Project
Distilleria Montanaro Spanish Brandy 1964